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Added 25th August 2016 by Abigail


Manchester Hippodrome

A wonderful playbill taken from the collection at Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives. This was on display tonight as part of the Life's a Drag exhibition led by artist Jez Dolan.

You can make an appointment to see this fascinating collection of theatre playbills by emailing:

Looks like Marty Wilde lent Gene Vincent his band for this tour!

According to, in 1935 the Hippodrome Theatre in Oxford Street in Manchester was demolished, to make way for the construction of the Art Deco Gaumont Cinema. At the same time the Ardwick Empire was refurbished and renamed the New Manchester Hippodrome.

Odd to think of this splendid building so close to the Apollo, now vanished.

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